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The Team


Andreas Duenser, Senior Research Scientist, acting Team Leader

andreasDr. Andreas Dünser is a Senior Research Scientist at the CSIRO, Data61, in Hobart, Australia. Andreas received his Doctorate in Psychology from the University of Vienna, Austria. During his studies he was working at the Interactive Media Systems Group (Vienna University of Technology) and the Faculty of Psychology (University of Vienna). Before joining the CSIRO he worked at the HIT Lab NZ (University of Canterbury, Christchurch) as a post-doctoral fellow and then research scientist, with secondments at research labs in Austria, Finland and Korea.

Andreas’ main research interest is the convergence of psychology, health research, and emerging interactive technology. Combining these areas offers interesting research opportunities that only partially been explored and enable innovative kinds of Human-Machine/Computer Interaction (HMI / HCI), new user experiences and open up new research pathways.

Investigating psychological and cognitive aspects of interacting with emerging technologies have shaped Andreas’ research in:

  • HCI research with emerging interactive technologies such as mixed reality and psycho-physiology based interfaces
  • Evaluation methods for novel interfaces and interactive technologies
  • Designing novel interactive technologies for edutainment, training and healthcare applications.


Ulrich Engelke, Senior Research Scientist

ulrichUlrich Engelke received the Dipl.-Ing. degree in Electrical Engineering from RWTH Aachen University, Germany, in 2004. In 2010, he received the Ph.D. degree in Telecommunications from the Blekinge Institute of Technology, Karlskrona, Sweden. In 2011, he pursued a post-doc position at the University of Nantes, France. From 2011 to 2013 he was with the Visual Experiences Group at Philips Research, The Netherlands, and with Philips Color Kinetics, USA, working with perception in lighting applications.

Currently, Ulrich is a Senior Research Scientist in Cognitive Informatics and leader of the ‘VizzzBees – Visual Analytics of Honey Bee Behaviour’ project at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in Hobart, Australia. The VizzzBees project aims to develop a scientific framework and software platform for visual analytics of honey bee data collected in the Global Initiative for Honey Bee Health (GIHH).

Ulrich is editorial board member for ELSEVIER Signal Processing: Image Communication and is on the technical programme committee of several international conferences. He is the co-founder and general co-chair of the 1st IEEE International Symposium on Big Data Visual Analytics (BDVA). He is a co-chair of the Psychophysiology-based Quality Assessment (PsyPhyQA)  project of the Video Quality Experts Group.

Ulrich is the recipient of several prestigious awards, including the 2015 OCE Julius Career Award, 2014 CSIRO Excellence in Research Ethics Award as a member of the Cognitive Engineering team, and 2006 Graduate School of Telecommunications (GST) PhD scholarship awarded through the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden.

Ulrich’s research interests lie within visual data analytics, perception driven signal processing, and user experience. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE.


Martin Lochner, Postdoctoral Fellow

martinI am a cognitive psychologist with long-term interest and application in: vision and attention, transportation-related Human Factors, Human-Computer Interaction/Human Machine Interaction, User Interface Assessment and Cognitive Engineering. I have worked with various commercial entities (Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada, Daimler-Chrysler/Mercedes/Freightliner LLC Portland OR.; Organizational and Management Solutions, Guelph ON.), government agencies (Transport Canada Ergonomics and Crash Avoidance Division, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization) and academic labs (Besner-Stolz Visual Attention lab, U of Waterloo; Human Oriented Technology Lab; Aviation and Cognitive Engineering lab – Carleton University, Ottawa Ontario; Driving Research In Virtual Environments lab, Guelph Ontario), HMI Lab, (Portland Oregon). My most recent posting is as a post-doctoral fellow with the CSIRO, working with the Cognitive Engineering group, as part of the Autonomous Systems division.


Thi Thuong Huyen Nguyen, OCE Postdoctoral Fellow

huyenHuyen Nguyen is an OCE Post-doctoral Fellow at CSIRO in Sandy Bay, Tasmania. She received her M.Sc. degree in Intelligent Systems and Multimedia from University of La Rochelle, France in 2011 and her Ph.D. degree in Virtual Reality and 3D User Interaction from INSA Rennes, France in 2014. Her research focuses on collaborative virtual environments, human-computer interaction, virtual reality and augmented reality.



Greg Timms, Senior Research Scientist

gregI received the B.Sc. (Hons) and Ph.D. degrees in physics from the University of Sydney, Australia, in 1993 and 1997 respectively. My Ph.D. thesis focussed on the development and application of gyrotrons, tunable vacuum tube devices that produce high frequency microwaves. In 1997, I joined the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation where I spent five years investigating the environmental impacts of mining, focusing on the physical transport of reactants and pollutants within mine wastes, and acting as a consultant to the mining industry.

In 2002, I joined the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), where I was initially engaged in research on microwave communication networks and then led a team which developed a novel 190 GHz millimetre-wave imager in 2006. In 2007 I moved to CSIRO’s Hobart site where I led a team developing low-cost sensor network and information system technologies for deployment in marine and terrestrial environments, and co-ordinated CSIRO’s involvement in the Sensing Tasmania (Sense-T) Program.

My research interests are broad, including data mining (in particular the,development of techniques for automated quality control of real-time streaming data), microwave antennas and propagation, and the application of experimental physics techniques in environmental monitoring. I have applied these skills in the mining, agriculture, security and marine industries.

Chi-Hung Chi, Principal Research Scientist

chihungChi-Hung Chi is currently a science leader in the Computational Informatics Division, CSIRO, Australia. He obtained his Ph.D degree from Purdue University. After working for Philips Research Laboratories as a senior research staff member and for IBM as an advisory engineer, he returned back to academia as a professor from 1993 to 2012, starting first with Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong), then National University of Singapore (Singapore) and later Tsinghua University (China). Chi is active in both fundamental science research and technology development. He has published more than 200 papers in international journals and conferences and holds 6 U.S. patents. Over the past 10 years, his research funding was over 5 millions U.S. dollars from agencies ranging from governments in Singapore and China, industry in Japan, to universities in Europe. Technologies related to content distribution and management that he developed were also transferred successfully to industry. He was the program / general chair of WCW 2004, AWCC 2004, SOSE 2006, ICSOC 2009, SSC (in conjunction with APSCC) 2009, SIE (in conjunction of WI) 2010, EDOC 2011, EDOC 2012, CWI 2012, and KMBDA (in conjunction with BigData) 2013.


Can Wang, Postdoctoral Fellow

canI am currently a postdoctoral fellow of CSIRO starting from December 2013. My research interests include data mining, machine learning and data analytics for behaviour informatics. I completed my PhD degree on computer science at the end of 2013 with the thesis entitled “Coupled Behavior Informatics: Modeling, Analysis and Learning”. My most recent research in CSIRO focuses on the machine-learning-as-a-service for behaviour informatics.


Grahame Rosolen, Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO


Grahame is a Principal Research Scientist and has worked on the assistive rehabilitation project. His other work includes developing electron microscopy equipment at the Australian Animal Health Laboratory to be operated remotely in order to enable staff to avoid contact with hazardous viruses; software analysis of sustainability data for CSIRO sites and implementation of systems to reduce energy consumption; and supervision and implementation of multiple scientific instrumentation design and development projects and imaging research. This work has involved developing advanced electron beam lithography equipment and exploring novel applications in the area of nanotechnology.


David Rozado, Lecturer at Otago Polytechnic

davidDavid Rozado has a background in Bioinformatics and Computer Science. He has worked for several years in the fields of gaze interaction, psychophysiology and Brain Computer Interfaces. He has supervised several student internships and bachelor thesis on the topics of human computer interaction. During his Post Doc at CSIRO he started studying the role of pupilometry (changes in pupil diameter) to improve the accuracy of a traditional EEG_based brain computer interface. He continues his work on Brain Computer Interfaces as a CSIRO visiting research scientist. As a lecturer at Otago Polytechnic he now oversees several final year student projects providing technical guidance for the successful completion of the projects.


Holly Hutson, Summer Vacation Student, Queensland University of Technology

Holly worked with us from November 2015 to February 2016 on her summer vacation project entitled ‘Augmented Visual Analytics’.


Kaiyuan Yang, Summer Vacation Student, University of Tasmania

Kaiyuan worked with us from November 2015 to February 2016 on her summer vacation project entitled ‘Apiology Ontology Design’.


Nathan Jombwe, Summer Vacation Student, Curtin University

Nathan worked with us from November 2015 to February 2016 on his summer vacation project entitled ‘Autonomous Visual Analytics’.